The Blue Room feels like a landmark in the artist's free-spirited musical journey which started in Paris, when ‘drawn to the music of the streets’, 15- year-old Peyroux left school to join a touring blues and jazz band. “Someone gave me early Columbia recordings with Billie Holiday and instructed me to learn the songs.” Peyroux grasped not just the melody changes, choice of tone and phrasing but the power of the iconic artist's presence. “It was by learning Billie's mannerisms that I was learning to listen to my own,” she explains. Years later, her talent was spotted at a New York club by Atlantic Records’ Yves Beauvais who signed her to the label and co-produced her 1996 debut album, Dreamland. Peyroux’s husky voice enchanted punters and critics alike but it was the 2004 Careless Love that proved to be a milestone release for the artist, bringing mainstream recognition and marking the start of a four-album-long collaboration with producer Larry Klein. It’s a long way from the streets of Paris to collaborating with some of the world’s finest musicians. Still, where others may be content basking in the glow of praising reviews, this charmingly humble musician bravely explores new grounds showing that like jazz itself she is willing to take new chances. For Peyroux, “the only thing that matters is the song.” That conviction along with a ‘one of a kind’ voice, has carried the Jazz artist from busking on the streets of Paris, all the way to mainstream recognition.
Madeleine Peyroux Trio
The Ridgefield Playhouse
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- Keep Me In Your Heart For A While: The Best Of Madeleine Peyroux by C. Michael Bailey
- The Blue Room by C. Michael Bailey
- Bare Bones by Marcia Hillman
- Half the Perfect World by Aaron Basiliere
- Half The Perfect World by Suzanne Lorge
- Half The Perfect World by Gina Vodegel
- Careless Love by Jim Santella
Keep Me In Your Heart For A While: The Best Of Madeleine Peyroux
The Blue Room
The Blue Room (Deluxe Edition)
The Blue Room
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